“One of the most engrossing, original and powerful novels I have read in years… a monumental cross-genre book, an allegory like Animal Farm, as well as a thrilling adventure into a whole new world. Exciting, visionary, a tour de force.”
— Prophets of the Ghost Ants reviewed by Lawrence Bender, producer of Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, An Inconvenient Truth
Master world-builder Clark T. Carlton has crafted an imaginative series that will captivate fans of any and all genres. Whether you’re a lover of fantasy, sci-fi, monsters, or dystopian tales, this series has it all.
Carlton’s inspiration for his epic is both wild and otherworldly itself:
“Prophets of the Ghost Ants is my first original novel, a tale inspired during a trip to the Yucatan when I witnessed a battle for a Spanish peanut by two different tribes of ants. That night I dreamed of armies of tiny men on the backs of red and black ants. After doing years of research on insects and human social systems, the plot was revealed to me like a streaming, Technicolor prophecy on the sixth night of Burning Man when the effigy goes up in flames.”
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About the BookS:
Prophets of the Ghost Ants
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In a savage landscape where humans have evolved to the size of insects, they cannot hope to dominate. Ceaselessly, humans are stalked by night wasps, lair spiders, and marauder fleas. And just as sinister, men are still men. Corrupt elites ruthlessly enforce a rigid caste system. Duplicitous clergymen and power-mongering royalty wage pointless wars for their own glory. Fantasies of a better life and a better world serve only to torment those who dare to dream.
One so tormented is a half-breed slave named Anand, a dung-collector who has known nothing but squalor and abuse. Anand wants to lead his people against a genocidal army who fight atop fearsome, translucent Ghost Ants. But to his horror, Anand learns this merciless enemy is led by someone from his own family: a religious zealot bent on the conversion of all non-believers . . . or their extermination.
A mix of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Shadow of the Apt, Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor, and Phillip Pullman’s Golden Compass, this is a powerful new addition to the genre.
The Prophet of the Termite God
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Once an outcast, Pleckoo has risen to Prophet-Commander of the Hulkrish army. But a million warriors and their ghost ants were not enough to defeat his cousin, Anand the Roach Boy, the tamer of night wasps and founder of Bee-Jor. Now Pleckoo is hunted by the army that once revered him. Yet in all his despair, Pleckoo receives prophecies from his termite god, assuring him he will kill Anand to rule the Sand, and establish the One True Religion.
And war is not yet over.
Now, Anand and Bee-Jor face an eastern threat from the Mad Emperor of the Barley People, intent on retaking stolen lands from a vulnerable and chaotic nation. And on the southern Weedlands, thousands of refugees clamor for food and safety and their own place in Bee-Jor. But the greatest threats to the new country come from within, where an embittered nobility and a disgraced priesthood plot to destroy Anand … then reunite the Lost Country with the Once Great and Holy Slope.
Can the boy who worked in the dung heap rise above the turmoil, survive his assassins, and prevent the massacre of millions?
About The Author:
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Modern polymath Clark T. Carlton is an author, songwriter, screenwriter, painter, and nature enthusiast whose wide variety of interests spark off the page. His life-long love for the natural world is present in his stories and creates an immersive experience for audiences to be transported to.
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